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      And we are back!
       
      Hello boys and girls, welcome to another year of Washington Redskins football, home-team style.
       
      My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my shuttered compatriot, Spaceman Spiff. Together we bring you the sights and sounds of Redskins preseason football. Tonight represents the first home installment for Washington. I will be looking for fan enthusiasm, tho it is difficult to gauge interest-level from the preseason. These are the games that the season ticket holders give to their siblings and coworkers.
       
      Tonight may be different as we expect Alex Smith to play. The pundits keep telling me he is Kirk Cousins only better. That will be awesome if so. 
       
      We are quickly filling the list with season-ending injuries, with Washington losing three projected contributors in the first week of preseason. This wince-producing stat is made worse when we consider the projected contributions of Derrius Guice, now lost for the year.
       
      All he was brought here to do was resurrect the Redskins' rushing game. 
       
      This for me is the biggest area of concern for me. The running game has got to get better for this team to have any reason success this year.
       
      Stand by for Inactives...
       
      An hour later I remember they don't do inactives in the preseason. Hey, it's preseason for us too!
       
      Not much to report. Very sparse crowd so far. But given it is a work-night and rush hour is just wrapping up on the beltway I am not surprised we are not overflowing with people yet.
       
      The Redskins appear to be wearing burgundy tops and mustard bottoms, for those keeping score at home. The Jets meanwhile, are sporting white tops and green bottoms.
       
      So far just the kickers and long snappers are warming up from both teams. 
       
      The hot, sunny day is giving way to a warm, breezy evening. Should be fairly pleasant viewing conditions for those coming out.
       
      Kickoff

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Alex Smith looked sharp, going 4-6 for 48-yards and a 91 passer-rating. 
       
      But that's not the story of this game.
       
      The story is the injuries that continue to mount to running backs. Samaje Perine had an impressive 30-yard run. Then limped off to be evaluated for an ankle sprain. Next was Byron Marshall.  A lower leg injury they say.
       
      The Redskins are suffering the worst run of injuries this early maybe ever. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I am not sure how much we learned tonight. I take that back.
       
      Kevin Hogan, whom I had taken to calling ‘Nogan,’ somehow produced a lovely comeback victory with no time to spare. Way to send them home happy.
       
      Beyond the excitement at the end I am not sure we learned much.
       
      Alex Smith is exactly who we thought he was. Smith went 4-for-6 for 48-yards and a passer rating of 91. There was some excitement on his first call from scrimmage, when Smith play actioned the handoff and kept the ball on a bootleg, he turned to setup to hit Paul Richardson and instead received a face-full of Jets’ linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Smith completed the pass to Richardson and Jenkins was handed a 15- roughing call.
       
      The offense are exactly who we thought they are. Feckless in the redzone; unable to produce anything but field goals. Even when the stars did align, with Colt McCoy connecting Cam Sims, area spectacular touchdown catch; cruel fate intervened with a chickenscratch procedure call.
       
      The injuries are exactly what we feared they could be. Why is it every running back who goes for 30-yards on a single play comes up limping? Samaje Perine ran for 30-yards on his one carry on the night.
       
      The next time he was seen was on the way to the locker room to have an ankle looked at.
       
      Then there was Byron Marshall. He barely got into the game before coming out with a leg injury.
       
      After the first few drives Washington did very little offensively until they had to at the very end.
       
      And as little as this preseason game meant, it was nice to see the valiant stop at the goal line. It was even nicer to see Mr. Hogan lead the team down the field and to victory.
       
      Oh yea, we learned one more thing - Dustin Hopkins can kick field goals.
       
      Hail!

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Originally posted by Oldskool

You had me until right there.

I'll agree about McCants but not Thrash or Jacobs.

Thrash:laugh: great character, does not have great hands by a long shot, very soft, can not run block #3 reciever Great Teams guy:D

Jacobs high draft pick looks good in Camp but has been known to be soft was banged up a lot in Florida and has had injury problems here. I hope he turns out to be a gamer though but he has not shown enough.

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He was going against a rookie corner with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. I bet Gardner could get 150 if he was in Wayne's position:rolleyes:

One year later, and Reggie Wayne is STILL doin it.

And NOT against rookie corners either.

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]']too bad we could never get him' date=' but next years his contract year i think[/quote']

This year is his contract year. He will be a UFA this offseason.

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You had me until right there.

I'll agree about McCants but not Thrash or Jacobs.

One year later, and you're right about 2 out of 3 points :)

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He would be an outstanding pickup. I'd be EXTREMELY happy with him or Moulds. I'd be happy with a pickup of anyone we could put at #2 and allow Patten to move into the slot.

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This year is his contract year. He will be a UFA this offseason.

Look at the YEAR he posted that.

He was right when he posted :)

And so was I, when I started the thread.

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what makes you think the colts wont resign him

Maybe they will.

I guess it depends on his character.

If he's a money type of player he'll probably leave

Indy with a huge contract somewhere else.

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what makes you think the colts wont resign him

Remember Marcus Washington? It's called deep pockets. And arguably, we have as much to offer in terms of opportunity as the Colts do.

BTW -anyone notice what the Steelers are doing right now? Blitzing like hell against Manning and it worked. This is what GW should have done yesterday against Hasselbeck.

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i would love to have reggie on our team but that's just not happening imo....if he leaves the colts he'll def want be to a #1 reciever and sure as hell deserves to be a #1 reciever.......

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Nah, I don't think he'd deny a contract offer from us just because he wanted to be a "number 1" WR. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't most teams start 2 WRs (sarcasm)?

You think Boldin and Fitzgerald argue over who's "number 1?"

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Santana and Reggie Wayne are supposedly good buddies from the U. Maybe we can get Santana to use his influence to get Wayne here, IF, and that's a big IF, the Colts don't get him first.

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Santana and Reggie Wayne are supposedly good buddies from the U. Maybe we can get Santana to use his influence to get Wayne here, IF, and that's a big IF, the Colts don't get him first.

I really think that Santana will make this happen. Danny is going to be looking for a WR and Wayne is the sexiest pick. This makes too much sense.

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